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2013-04-18 05:38:06 PM  
17 votes:
To me, this is feeling less and less like terrorism, and more and more like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
2013-04-18 05:46:39 PM  
12 votes:
www.bridgestonegolf.com
2013-04-18 06:12:04 PM  
8 votes:
24.media.tumblr.com
this entire farking thread.
jesus christ guys, i just skimmed it and wtf?  everyone is so farking amped to point fingers to justify their own preconceived notions.  I BELIEVE THE PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS DID IT, OBVIOUS FROM THE PHOTOS AND I HAVE SEEN A FEW PEOPLE IN HATS IN MY DAY.
2013-04-18 06:02:22 PM  
8 votes:

GoldSpider: Because People in power are Stupid: Looks like some Muslims to me.

I don't know, could be Mexican.

(Was hoping it was homebrewed terrorism for some reason.)

Because it would validate your prejudices?


Or maybe because the last time foreign terrorists launched an attack on American soil a tragic event that killed over 3000 people escalated into two wars that killed over 100,000, maimed many thousands more and bankrupted the United States. The best possible outcome for this horrific event would be homegrown terrorists no matter what their motivation was, conservative, liberal, religious, or just plain farking nuts.
2013-04-18 06:15:54 PM  
7 votes:
A lot of us are hoping that it a couple of white kids just because we already have enough Muslim/Middle Eastern hatred in this country. We don't need anyone fanning the flames any further and getting innocent people hurt just because they have brown skin.

 Because if these guys are Arabic, the crazy is gonna go off the scale.
2013-04-18 05:42:29 PM  
7 votes:
Atomicmask, you'd make the Race and Settlement Office proud.

If these guys turn out to be right wingers, remember: they're lone wolves who in no way represent right wing beliefs.

If they turn out to be Muslim, remember: they're archetypical representatives of Islam.
2013-04-18 10:04:23 PM  
6 votes:
It's pretty sad. I just scanned through an entire thread of speculation about the suspects, and the primary argument appears to be whether or not they're white.

Do any of you get how pathetic that is?

What's the damned difference if they're white or not? Does your world really come down to proving that these guys are Muslims or the white version of crazed conservatives? They still killed people. They still committed an act of terrorism, and whether they did it for God, Allah, Rush Limbaugh, Hillary Clinton, or Alex Jones, the ultimate point remains the same: A couple of crazy f♥ckers brought homemade bombs to the marathon with the intention of harming people.

And their punishment will be the same whether they worship your god, someone else's god, or no god at all. Their evil is the same whether it was done for another country, our country, or no country at all.

People died. People lost limbs. One family was completely shattered by this act when they lost a child, had another one crippled for life, and have a mother with brain damage. And you assholes are POLITICIZING this?

WHAT THE F♥CKING DIFFERENCE WHAT POLITICS WERE BEHIND IT? MURDER IS MURDER.

Oh, no, I get it. If it was a Muslim then the righties can all shout "See? I done toldja them sand ni♣♣ers was evil!" and if it was some right-wing white guy then all the lefties can shout, "See? It wasn't Muslims, it was sicko conservatives from America!", and if it turns out to be some batshiat crazy person of mixed ancestry and no clear heritage, then everyone will have to shut up and say, "Oh, well, it was just a nutcase after all." and forget all about him in about six months.

And either way, people will still be dead, your political agenda will be no further along the path you desire, and the villain(s) will be punished.

It's sick and sad that this is what our country comes down to: Making the race of a killer more important than justice itself.
2013-04-18 07:41:31 PM  
6 votes:
i.imgur.com
2013-04-18 05:56:28 PM  
6 votes:
America is not a racially homogenous country, so for all anyone knows, those two guys are as American as apple pie.
So knock it off with stupid derp about how they're "clearly Iranian" or "clearly Israeli." You don't know shiat.
2013-04-18 05:38:47 PM  
6 votes:
If W was still president, based on those pictures we'd be making plans to invade Norway right about now.
2013-04-18 05:47:41 PM  
5 votes:

LeroyBourne: They're 'leaning' towards a domestic attack? I'm leaning towards bs on that.


i'm not.  the right wing pundits have been praying for a domestic terrorist attack for over two years now.  i'm not saying our local right wing lunatics are behind this but...I wouldn't be surprised if they were involved.
2013-04-18 05:46:01 PM  
5 votes:

Tatsuma: They couldn't post pictures with better resolution than that? For fark's sake.


They should have just enhanced them, right?

Protip: a photo's resolution is limited to the original. You can't make up details that aren't there.
2013-04-18 05:44:30 PM  
5 votes:
I'm disgusted, not just at the sliminess of the media, but by all of the folks (here and elsewhere) on the internet who are desperate to have their personal bias confirmed.
2013-04-18 05:24:57 PM  
5 votes:

ariseatex: Suspect 1:  Black Hat
Suspect 2:  White Hat


superradnow.files.wordpress.com
2013-04-18 05:21:15 PM  
5 votes:

ottosmom: [wfxt.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]


So it's Paul Ryan?

img.washingtonpost.com
2013-04-18 07:01:56 PM  
4 votes:

vabeard: /as far as which race or ethnicity to blame, the actions of any person are their own actions.  Not always as a collective.  Personality disorders and mental illness is across the board for our species.


Race has everything to do with it, it determines the response.

White guys/Americans, not left-wing: Well, sheeit. Guess it wasn't terror after all. Lone nut, isolated incident, go back to your lives.

Left-wing white guys/Americans: TERRORISTS! They probably had ideological ties to an oil-rich Mediterranean or Arabic country. We'd better go free the shiat out of them to be sure.

American minority: Well, they weren't terrorists per se, but they were still criminals. Better ramp up racial profiling and increase drug enforcement to be sure. If they came from  an oil-rich Mediterranean or Arabic country we should probably go free them to be sure.

European/African/Asian: Wait, what? No, that can't be right, clearly they were from an oil-rich Mediterranean or Arabic country, and we'd better go free them to be sure. NO SHUT UP IT MAKES SENSE IN CONTEXT.

From an oil-rich Mediterranean or Arabic Country: JACKPOT!
2013-04-18 05:55:44 PM  
4 votes:

Tatsuma: skullkrusher: lolwut?

Because Weaver has gone so far the deep end that he thinks the Tea Party would be supportive of terrorist attacks in the middle of crowds in America.


have you actually listened to some of those nut jobs?
2013-04-18 05:37:38 PM  
4 votes:

yellowjester: /btards -vs- FBI and the winner is...../btards


but...they're not. These guys never came up in the 4chan investigation.
2013-04-18 05:36:32 PM  
4 votes:

atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose


atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose


atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose



Idiot.
2013-04-18 05:23:51 PM  
4 votes:
I can't tell, could be crazy tea party, could be crazy Muslim. It doesn't matter - all we know is evil and crazy.
2013-04-18 05:22:24 PM  
4 votes:
"I hope the bomber suspect is made of green screen so we can all project our most feared skin color onto him."
2013-04-18 09:58:53 PM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Where the fark do you weirdos get this shiat? In your mind, the marathon bombers being foreign means we'd be dragged into another war? You have de-railed.


There are a few more steps than foreigner=invasion, so I'll walk you thru them:

Bomber is foreigner.  Country of origin of bomber is on shiat list.  Let's say it's Iran for convenience.  Iran denies involvement.  Politicians scream bullshiat, say Iran had to have some involvement.  Say that we can't allow foreign government operatives to be bombing our people. Say Obama is a coward for letting our people be killed on our soil by foreign operatives.  Say we have to prevent future attacks by invading and changing the regime of the foreign government that dared spill American blood on American soil.  Say only a traitor would argue otherwise.

It's plausible.

Now, if the bombers were home grown, there is no way any of the above can happen.  I'd prefer to take zero chance of the above scenario occurring by having the bombers be home grown.
2013-04-18 09:31:58 PM  
3 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.


I want it to be "homegrown" because I don't want us dragged into another war in the middle East or anywhere else. Why does that make me disturbed? To my mind, the people salivating to bomb some more countries are the disturbed ones.
2013-04-18 09:31:25 PM  
3 votes:
The speculation about the missing kid needs to calm the fark down now.  If it's relevant, the feds are on it.  They've been sent numerous tips on the topic.  Meanwhile, the more we freak about it, the more likely his family is going to get harassed by a bunch of farkheaded junior internet wanna-be Inspector Browns.
2013-04-18 08:57:12 PM  
3 votes:
The Alex Jones dicksucking fanboys need a swift boot to the face right about now.

Complete dickheads, the lot of them.
2013-04-18 07:56:41 PM  
3 votes:

dexton7: Can anyone tell me who these guys are.. and why they are not being reported on?


They were being reported on, and possibly identified as Navy Seals, just before these two new guys were presented and stole the show.

/coincidence?
2013-04-18 07:37:13 PM  
3 votes:

Woolwine: Send these guys after them

[4.bp.blogspot.com image 850x637]


this was making the rounds and no matter if you loved the flick or hated it (always seems to be a big polarizer) this is awesome:

sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-04-18 06:50:49 PM  
3 votes:
I just read this entire thread and I still don't know who did it.
Mods, please delete all posts above mine.

/thanks
2013-04-18 06:45:36 PM  
3 votes:

MyRandomName: theorellior: Weaver95: its going to be a f*cking mess either way. I think it would be a different flavor of bad if this turns out that the teahaddists are behind it.

Maybe I'm being vindictive, but I would hope it would force a lot of Hoverround Warriors to take a deep long look at themselves and their retarded philosophy.

You liberals are farking sick partisan idiots. You are hoping it to be a political opponent so you have a political edge. You are the same as the far edge muslims who cheer death for political reasons. Seriously. So pathetic that you are hoping it is a political enemy ao they will shut up. God Damn is this a sick view of life.


My two cents: I don't want the people to be white for a political gain or edge. I want them to be white so half of my Middle Eastern friends don't start calling themselves Mexican so they don't have to worry about their aunt/uncle/brother/sister being KILLED for the horrendous crime of looking like or being from the same ethnic group as the bombers (as quite a few did after 9/11).

We have to be honest with ourselves; this country will react differently depending on what race these people are. I would rather it be white to mitigate the collateral damage to the rest of the nation, not because I'm anti-right-wing.
2013-04-18 06:16:37 PM  
3 votes:

Warthog: The NY Post totally identified these guys YESTERDAY:


img.gawkerassets.com

The New York Post is going get their asses sued off for this.

Those guys could be white, they look like half of the white guys I work with, or they could be of Middle Eastern decent. But one thing we can almost be certain of is that they are from the United States. On MSNBC before the FBI presser they were talking to a terrorism specialist and he explained that the government has a database of over 80 million pictures of people that have visit this country from over seas, basically everybody that comes here from a different country has a digital picture and finger prints on file. He said if they had a picture it would have been ran against this database immediately. So I think we can be fairly certain that these guys are Americans.
2013-04-18 06:16:22 PM  
3 votes:
i735.photobucket.com
3.bp.blogspot.com
Should've stuck to wearing dresses, Max.
2013-04-18 06:01:18 PM  
3 votes:
I feel like Black Hat guy is the brains of the operation. White Hat Guy isn't even smart enough to have his hat cover his face.
2013-04-18 06:00:56 PM  
3 votes:

Satanic_Hamster: Tatsuma: Because Weaver has gone so far the deep end that he thinks the Tea Party would be supportive of terrorist attacks in the middle of crowds in America.

If they thought the crowds were all liberals, or in California or New York?  Yes.  You haven't actually met many Tea Party people or lived in a Very Conservative Area of the United States, have you?

Then again, you're the type of person who thinks that Israel should bomb every country that surrounds them but are too pussy to join the IDF yourself.


This
2013-04-18 05:56:47 PM  
3 votes:

kwame: atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose

atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose

atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose


Idiot.


I'm amused he keeps saying they're obviously Iranian because they look like Arabs
2013-04-18 05:56:04 PM  
3 votes:
I'm betting that neither one of these guys did it.
2013-04-18 05:55:10 PM  
3 votes:

atomicmask: somedude210: atomicmask: Black hair

Tan faces

middle eastern facial features

I don't think you're looking at the same pics. Black hat looks a little tan. white hat is a pasty white goofy college student.

He is not white goofy college student, he has a arab looking nose. Both are clearly semites of some sort. Both clearly middle eastern, light skinned, but middle eastern.


Or Italian.  He looks a lot like any of the thousands of light-skinned, male college students around here.
The first-guy is dark-skinned.  Beyond that, you can't tell what his ethnic background really is without having a clearer view of his facial features.
Of course, you could be right, but your jumping to the conclusion of ZOMG ARABS!!1! is a bit misguided if you're going to base it off what can be seen in the photos.
2013-04-18 05:55:04 PM  
3 votes:
I don't care what race they are. Can we get back on the 1000 photos Reddit and 4chan went through yesterday and try to find higher res pictures of these two?
2013-04-18 05:49:34 PM  
3 votes:

IronOcelot: //Blows my mind that so many want this to be "teatard" or "durn muslins" so they can score "points".


This is pretty much like the idiots yesterday who were just jumping at the chance to turn the ricin guy into a republican/democrat to score points while simply ignoring the fact he had no clear political views expressed online and was completely batshiat insane.
2013-04-18 05:48:13 PM  
3 votes:
WBZ: "To think that you can come into an event like the Boston Marathon, set down a bomb and walk away without cameras catching you...you'd have to be a complete moron."

I love this station.
2013-04-18 05:47:35 PM  
3 votes:

IntertubeUser: This thread is f'n embarrassing.  There's some grade A derp in here.

2013-04-18 05:40:50 PM  
3 votes:
Great.  We're now in a War On Douchebags.

Actually, imokwiththis.jpg


/why do I have a bad feeling this could just be another Klebold/Harris thing??
2013-04-18 05:40:06 PM  
3 votes:

luxup: Whatever their ethnic background I can safely say that if they had walked by me I would not have batted an eyelash.

Damn, I have to say they look pretty calm for what they are about to do.



If these two actually *did* do it.
2013-04-18 05:39:38 PM  
3 votes:
Wow. This nose talk is really letting me farkie some dumbfarks. Keep it up, nosewads.
2013-04-18 05:39:14 PM  
3 votes:

atomicmask: Purdue_Pete: Popcorn Johnny: One dude is white, the other middle eastern.

Middle Easterners such as many Iranians... are "white/caucasian ". so.. yeah. Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them.

I am guessing they are both iranian. The looks of them are iranian/middle eastern. Black hair, arab features (nose, chin, jaw) both semi tan/light tan.


Keep beating that "War with Iran" drum man.
2013-04-18 05:38:23 PM  
3 votes:

atomicmask: .IRANIAN


I hope not, because well if a terrorist group with ties to Iran did that, that pretty much means war.
2013-04-18 05:36:49 PM  
3 votes:
So 2 guys who look sorta white. No idea on nationality or anything else. Ok, if you know nothing, then let's let them get back to work.
2013-04-18 05:34:07 PM  
3 votes:
Alex Jones's mother and father ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Bf+
2013-04-18 05:30:50 PM  
3 votes:

TheShavingofOccam123: So no description of possible brands of clothing and accessories. Thanks FBI.


That's intentional.
...and a good idea.
2013-04-18 05:30:47 PM  
3 votes:

Weaver95: I honestly don't know if I'd prefer this to be a foreign terrorist attack or done by some of our local right wing nutballs....


Less chance of foreign adventuring and more chance of getting the Teatards to STFU if it's the latter.
2013-04-18 05:30:11 PM  
3 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: One dude is white, the other middle eastern.


Middle Easterners such as many Iranians... are "white/caucasian ". so.. yeah. Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them.
2013-04-18 05:29:31 PM  
3 votes:
How do these jackass nutters get into the FBI Press conference?  JESUS.
2013-04-18 05:29:01 PM  
3 votes:

Edward Rooney Dean of Students: Those dudes couldn't BE more white...right?

//I mean, they CAN'T be muslim...


White people can be muslims too.
2013-04-18 05:28:59 PM  
3 votes:
I honestly don't know if I'd prefer this to be a foreign terrorist attack or done by some of our local right wing nutballs....
2013-04-18 05:28:37 PM  
3 votes:
Alex Jones and his lackeys need a mega cockpunch right farking now.
2013-04-18 05:26:39 PM  
3 votes:
#2 doesn't look like an arab to me.  I'm not a great judge of that, though, but he looks white as I am.  #1 I can't even tell.
2013-04-18 05:24:40 PM  
3 votes:
My God, it's two guys from the 4Chan thread...
2013-04-18 05:21:55 PM  
3 votes:
a ton of pain is going to come down on a couple of people, I hope it's the right people
2013-04-18 05:10:45 PM  
3 votes:
2 easels are set up and a man said that video would be made available at fbi.gov shortly.  This sounds big.
2013-04-19 12:09:22 AM  
2 votes:

jso2897: The media, Fark, Reddit, and 4chan collectively constitute the shiattiest detectives in the history of ever. Seriously, guys - you all make Barney Fife look like Hercule Poirot.


I hope the slandered kid makes bank suing the NY Post. Too bad our own Fark Inspector Clouseaus can't be made to pony up $100 each at least.
2013-04-18 11:58:51 PM  
2 votes:

Mrbogey: MustangFive: The RW bloviators, OTOH, may not appluad the actions of their lunatics, but they sure do excuse them after the fact and try to place the blame ANYWHERE but on the perpetrator or their political beliefs, all in the name of trying to score political points.

Sorta like Farkers saying that the right wing is to blame for this somehow?

Hey, three people died here and many more so were horribly maimed but the important thing is that you hope to win the "Guees the Perp's motivation" Bingo.

But yea... those RWA are just awful folks!!!


They are.

Until the RW stops beating the drums of war at every farking opportunity, having a national platform that includes discrimination as a plank, running candidates who actually say that if elections don't go their way there are always "Second Amendment Solutions," blocking common sense legislation that actually might do something positive like the background checks bill a couple of days ago all because its passage might make the Black Democrat in the WH look good, and crafting other legislation to restrict and prevent as many non-whites as possible from voting, I'm gonna have a big problem with them.

All of that, BTW, is in addition to them being responsible for the deaths of 4,409 American service members and god-knows-how-many thousands of innocent civilians in Iraq for absolutely no farking reason other than PNAC's poster boys pulling the strings in the WH for 8 years.

Ever been sent halfway around the world and watched your friends get killed because of a lie by the RW?

I have.

As I said earlier in the thread:

Personally, I would like it to be some RW chucklenuts, for a couple of reasons:

1. No foreign misadventures as a result.
2. No misguided, ill-considered attacks by redneck dickheads on Sikhs working at gas stations just because they're wearing a turban (as opposed to a keffiyeh). No one is gonna start profiling mid-20's white dudes with douche-y clothes.
3. So that (hopefully - and likely) some RW blowhard in a position of some authority (politician, talking head, radio talker, political wonk, etc.) will say something defending them, thereby causing the entirety of America to finally turn their backs on the Teatards.


A loyal opposition is not the same as being the party of not just No, but the party of "No, even if what is being proposed is our own idea, but since the Democrats and the president are now in favor of it, we're against it." We need a loyal opposition party, but the GOP ain't it.

F the RW sideways with a sandpaper condom and rubbing alcohol lube.
2013-04-18 11:36:15 PM  
2 votes:

muck4doo: sparty: farkingismybusiness: The eight year old who was killed is circled in blue.
[i.imgur.com image 661x960]
Reddit seems to think the girl next to him, not his sister who lost her leg, is the girl in this photo.
[i.imgur.com image 730x548]
She must have left just before it exploded.

That is CERTAINLY the kid who died. Check out his dad and sister in that photo to his right (our left) vs. this older family photo:
[i.imgur.com image 661x960]

[assets.nydailynews.com image 635x709]

The prick saw kids standing there yet still left the bag with a smiling face on himself.


for a true psychopath, none of that would matter
2013-04-18 11:03:33 PM  
2 votes:

jaytkay: RyogaM: we invaded Iraq and they never shed a single drop of American blood on American soil. No, it could easily happen again, and the bloody shirt of a dead 8 year old is enough to do it.

You believe the US is poised to invade Iran? The only people advocating that are Palin-supporter stupid. And so are the ones who believe it.


I think you underestimate what some well targeted propaganda can accomplish with average Americans.  The same people who beat the war drums for Iraq are all still here.
2013-04-18 10:38:46 PM  
2 votes:
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:

Honestly, I think most of the people hoping this was done by fringe right-wingers just wanted to say "Told you so!" to the teabaggers. I think it has very little to do with the threat of another war, and everything to do with a petty desire to say "Gotcha!" to their political enemies.

Personally, I would like it to be some RW chucklenuts, for a couple of reasons:

1. No foreign misadventures as a result.
2. No misguided, ill-considered attacks by redneck dickheads on Sikhs working at gas stations just because they're wearing a turban (as opposed to a keffiyeh). No one is gonna start profiling mid-20's white dudes with douche-y clothes.
3. So that (hopefully - and likely) some RW blowhard in a position of some authority (politician, talking head, radio talker, political wonk, etc.) will say something defending them, thereby causing the entirety of America to finally turn their backs on the Teatards.

/if only one of the bombers looked like Ted Nugent...
2013-04-18 10:15:42 PM  
2 votes:
2013-04-18 09:23:08 PM  
2 votes:
For me, one of the troubling things about this attack is the lack of a motivation.  Typically a politically motivated attack is broadcast in some way.  This leads me to believe a motivation of ego.
2013-04-18 09:18:37 PM  
2 votes:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net

I say "no". but people are blowing up about it on twitter. What do you guys think?
2013-04-18 09:17:05 PM  
2 votes:

earthwirm: Anyone remember this case:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_University_of_Oklahoma_bombing


I do.

I was surprised that didn't get more press than it did. But I guess it was because only the bomber got hurt.

But I suppose the retards at Natural News and Infowars have a conspiracy for this one too.
2013-04-18 09:05:08 PM  
2 votes:

YodaBlues: somedude210: godsend12: About a third of the way down , center.

Right behind/in front of the finish line.

hmmm...still not seeing it. White or Black hat?

Neither. He's talking about the "Navy Seals" all the crazy people are focusing on.


And who the fark started talking about them? What makes them more likely suspects than any other random person in any random picture? Because they have full backpacks on before AND AFTER the bombs go off? Because they stick around after they go off? I'm gonna go ahead and say, with what I know so far, those two are in fact the LEAST LIKELY of anyone in any photo to have done it.
2013-04-18 08:47:10 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Am I too late? Has someone already said this?

"Please please please let them be two right wing Republican nut white guys!"

No a shiatload of idiots posted that before you, thanks for adding to the pile


Unlike your PLEASE PLEASE LET THEM BE MUSLIM. From earlier.
2013-04-18 08:37:52 PM  
2 votes:

Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 464x752]


Seriously, the dude is farking white. Why are we having such a problem with deciding that? He's not tan, not mediterranean, he's a farking pasty white guy.
2013-04-18 08:33:48 PM  
2 votes:

phalaeo: Mossad?  Israel?  Really?

Let me adjust your hat for you- the tinfoil is starting to cover your eyes, too.



Not a chance.

If it were a Mossad job, we would be bombing Iran by now.
2013-04-18 08:33:39 PM  
2 votes:
Don't know if anyone mentioned it yet but in the videos the white cap guy looks like his right leg is quite bow legged.  Maybe both legs but it seems evident with the right leg anyways.  Might be the angle of the camera.
2013-04-18 08:30:49 PM  
2 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: There is some speculation on the Interwebs that the guy in the white hat might be this young man who disappeared without his wallet or cell phone a month ago.


Nose is smaller, by several magnitudes.
2013-04-18 08:27:48 PM  
2 votes:

godsend12: Too big I guess

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hahatango/8653970482/sizes/o/in/set-721 57 633252445135/


Thanks to that picture and this terrible event, I now realize why an entire generation raised on Where's Waldo feels comfortable living in an age of postmodern security theater. It's just coming naturally. Woe to the evildoer who leaves a scroll, a small dog, or a stack of books in a crowd.
2013-04-18 08:25:02 PM  
2 votes:
Missing brown kid (intentionally not capitalized, because that is what I think this boils down to) looks nothing like White Hat.

I'm a little disappointed in Reddit.  Nearly 10k people are online and mainly they've managed to freak out about hats.

We do know one thing.  The suspect was surprisingly close to the bomb when it detonated.
2013-04-18 07:46:17 PM  
2 votes:
On MSNBC, they reported the FBI said that the white cap was left with the bomb. And that was the second one.
2013-04-18 07:44:51 PM  
2 votes:
mods, can you do one of those boobies/wieners posts which then has the actual information in it?, because most of us have started coming here for our actual news instead of the major news sites, which only seem to offer video feeds and incorrect conclusions? turn fark into something new?
2013-04-18 07:30:50 PM  
2 votes:

TheNyquilKid: cman: Hipchewy1: Someone on reddit posted a new photo.

[i.imgur.com image 850x568]

Yeah I think that guy is seeing what he wants to see.

Redditors picture compared to the FBI picture. Dead nuts on. However, the other person hipchewy has circled, appears to be a black guy in a totally different style white hat.

Sorry forgot to post the image like a total moron.

i.imgur.com
2013-04-18 07:29:52 PM  
2 votes:

cman: Hipchewy1: Someone on reddit posted a new photo.

[i.imgur.com image 850x568]

Yeah I think that guy is seeing what he wants to see.


Redditors picture compared to the FBI picture. Dead nuts on. However, the other person hipchewy has circled, appears to be a black guy in a totally different style white hat.
2013-04-18 07:08:22 PM  
2 votes:
You can argue about their ethnicity all you want, but the real story here is yet another senseless act of violence undertaken by males. How long will we put up with men destroying our world?
2013-04-18 07:05:13 PM  
2 votes:
You people are all so preoccupied with whomever you WANT these guys to be, you don't care who they actually ARE - or even whether they did it.
2013-04-18 07:04:52 PM  
2 votes:
Infowars kooks about to get beatdown by BPD on CNN.
2013-04-18 07:04:34 PM  
2 votes:

jonjr215: To me, this is feeling less and less like terrorism, and more and more like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.


I have to admit I'm surprised no one ever stops to ponder that, really.  I mean, people shoot up a school for whatever sick thrill, no one calls it terrorism (and they shouldn't). People driving a car over a sidewalk full of tourists and killing 'em, also not terrorism, just mass murder.  Just choosing another weapon (bomb) shouldn't automatically make it terrorism either.

(Not to say that mass murder for ordinary thrill killer reasons is not terrible, but...)
2013-04-18 07:01:55 PM  
2 votes:

shrike 2: This is a mixture of columbine and aurora. They expect to get caught and my guess the big question is if they have anything else planned. It makes me sick.



Yeah, I think you're onto it. A couple of low-tech deranged sociopaths out to hurt random strangers for no particular reason in a high-profile manner.

I know that SOME people would LOVE to find out that it was Mooslimbs (especially Iranians), and that others would LOVE to hear that they were Tea Partiers or White Power Rangers or some such... but this speculation about "groups" - be they foreign or domestic doesn't seem to hold water.

Hopefully they'll be in custody by morning.
2013-04-18 06:53:29 PM  
2 votes:
Since I hadn't seen this mentioned the entire thread (it is a biggie)

It's not just about the backpacks.

They're particularly interested in these two because they were seen together at one point and then again separately at both bomb sites.  And then there's the backpacks.
2013-04-18 06:52:46 PM  
2 votes:
Just my 2 cents worth. Neither one walk like they are carrying something that probably weighs over 30 lbs.
2013-04-18 06:46:51 PM  
2 votes:

that bosnian sniper: The Boston Marathon, for as little notice as it gets here, is a major runners' event globally and draws worldwide participation. It's a huge multicultural event, which means it's a prime choice for a white supremacist, Christian Identity theologist, or militant white nationalist. Especially considering negative stereotypes of marathons and running events being dominated by Africans and folks of African descent, and the heavy participation of Africans and folks of African descent in these events.


And, just to drive this home, in Monday's race  half the top finishers were Ethopians and Kenyans. Not even a third were from the US, only a third were from North America altogether (and let's not forget, to white supremacists Mexico doesn't even count), and just over a third were even from Commonwealth countries  and North America put together.

http://www.baa.org/top-finishers.html

You seriously think this wouldn't be a target for a white supremacist/nationalist?
2013-04-18 06:37:27 PM  
2 votes:
facial recognition software should be training on megapixel shots of large crowds at sporting events, airports, and cameras along the route prior to the event.
Just syin'
2013-04-18 06:35:37 PM  
2 votes:

HomoHabilis: [i45.tinypic.com image 337x639]


Yep.

http://i.imgur.com/STA1rFz.png
2013-04-18 06:35:16 PM  
2 votes:
Dear Bad Guys,

  The US Government spent billions, if not trillions of dollars, mountains of military equipment, and millions of man-hours to get Osama Bin Laden.  Now you are in their crosshairs.  They are not going to stop, ever, even if they have to turn the world upside-down to get you.  You are completely and royally screwed.

  Turn yourselves in and save us taxpayers a wad of cash.  Okthxbye.

  GilRuiz1
2013-04-18 06:30:40 PM  
2 votes:

muck4doo: Look like ICP fans to me.


Now that's a pogrom we can all get behind
2013-04-18 06:26:02 PM  
2 votes:
They look human to me. What a bunch of evil bastards those humans are.
2013-04-18 06:24:17 PM  
2 votes:
www.ralphlauren.com
2013-04-18 06:22:26 PM  
2 votes:
namegoeshere: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom:  All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.

Why?  It would be much, much easier to apprehend homegrown terrorists.

Frankly, I think all you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was international terrorist so we can go blow up some shiat up overseas so you can feverishly jerk off your flaccid wangs to some "collateral damage" grainy night vision video porn on YouTube are farking disturbed.
2013-04-18 06:21:17 PM  
2 votes:

cman: My first thought: they could be Mexican. My second thought: they could be Italian. My third thought: Nah, they look Arabic. Then my fourth: or they could be white, you racist prick


How about asshole? Is asshole a race? Because that's what they look like to me...
2013-04-18 06:21:16 PM  
2 votes:

I DUB THEE:

THE BOSTON FRAT BOMBERS

2013-04-18 06:17:28 PM  
2 votes:
So much DERP about what race they are. Is it really that important to you?

Because it sounds racist as hell to me. Everyone of you people that talk about it just want it to be some race so you can start your self-congratulatory circle-jerk of blame. Guess what, 3 people are dead and many more have had their lives changed forever, but it's fine as long as it fits your racist worldview. Maybe instead of being vocal racist we can wait until they find the two guys, and then....I don't know, maybe investigate their motivations.

I expected more from Fark than this. I'm disappointed. You're currently ranking worse than the teenagers from 4chan.
2013-04-18 06:16:05 PM  
2 votes:

luxup: Oh yeah, nobody and I mean nobody can talk me into doing anything with a bomb to hurt anyone period. If they do it, and I'm sure they have then good. I saw runners get blown up on tv and I've had the pleasure of watching a tower go down in person so STFU and be a boy someplace else.


I could probably be convinced to bomb the offices of the people behind the "Rachel from Cardmember Services" scam.
2013-04-18 06:15:40 PM  
2 votes:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.


Why? I would be relieved to find out it was a Harris/Klebold type pair. They exist; we know and accept that. Sociopaths share space with us all and sometimes they gather up a follower or followers to help them do their bidding. It is an unpleasant part of society but a part nonetheless.

You would rather it be a foreign attack? Meaning a military response, rather than a criminal trial? Whom would you prefer just attacked us?
2013-04-18 06:14:40 PM  
2 votes:
Hearing Mitt Romney on CNN out of the blue is like an unsolicited finger shoved into my asshole.
2013-04-18 06:13:58 PM  
2 votes:
i1212.photobucket.com

3.bp.blogspot.com
2013-04-18 06:12:11 PM  
2 votes:
So now racial profiling is viable?
2013-04-18 06:08:20 PM  
2 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: Wow, some of you are seriously pissed that they're not white dudes. Why is that?


Basically the same reason that people are pissed if it's an "a-rab". People don't care about truth, justice, or equality. They care about their political dogma being the one that comes out victorious.

I hope it's not a white guy. I hope it's not a middle eastern guy. I hope it's not a black guy.

I don't care what kind of guy it is. All I want is to know who, and why.Identity, ideology, and all that can come later.
2013-04-18 06:07:29 PM  
2 votes:
Where's Alex Jones saying these photos are bogus, and it's Seal Team Six committing a false flag to let more TSA agents(I still don't get why TRANSPORTATION SAFETY agents would be on the streets rather than.. ya know.. more REAL cops but whatever) carry guns on the streets and take yours away.

This looks like domestic terrorism to a T. These guys probably watch the Alex Jones show and thought they'd show the world how it's done or some crap.

Hope they're caught soon.
2013-04-18 06:06:44 PM  
2 votes:

kumanoki: So it's Paul Ryan?


i88.photobucket.com
2013-04-18 06:05:09 PM  
2 votes:
If they're going to claim they're Iranian, or 'had links to Iran', i called that shiat immediately after the attack.

/getting too predictable
2013-04-18 06:02:20 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: SN1987a goes boom: They look Israeli.

Do you see gold chains? Do you see chest hair? Do you see lots of hair product used? Is he trying to sell you a radio saying 'Trus me, it's very very good, you really want it cahme on! buy it, you really should, I'll give you a better price!' really quickly? Is he wearing a tracksuit?

No, then shut the fark up.


What I said was just as valid as what you said.  Except I haven't gone into a moronic rant.
2013-04-18 06:01:02 PM  
2 votes:

skullkrusher: Just farking stop. You live there, perhaps you should be a little less cavalier about the whole thing and care about catching the farks rather than jacking off to what might be the case 4 or 5 steps down the road


I'm only human. You have people on Fark cheering possible war with Iran because of this crap and sometimes you just want to punch them in the dick, rhetorically. There's a lot of bullshiat people spew about Boston and Massachusetts when they're sitting in the middle of Bumfark, Montana, as if any terrorist cares two shiats about their lives, city or state. And for the people saying, "Oh, the Tea Party would never condone terrorist actions!" I can only say open your ears and listen to the rhetoric. It's all about fondling guns and blowing people up with rockets but when a liberal has violent thoughts it's time to clutch one's pearls.

I don't like being a dick, but I'm not surprised I'm being one. Sorry, again.
2013-04-18 05:59:20 PM  
2 votes:

WTF Indeed: I'm pretty sure committing acts of terror is against the Bro Code.


I dunno. Axe is like a chemical weapon of sorts.
2013-04-18 05:59:16 PM  
2 votes:
Tatsuma:
GladGirl:

Please tell me you named yourself after gbv


You know I did!
2013-04-18 05:58:10 PM  
2 votes:

BigBooper: Anthracite: So everyone knows here that middle eastern people are considered white right.

Yea, right. And the next thing you'll try to tell me is that Iranians are Aryan!


*snort*

Or that Arabs are Semitic.
2013-04-18 05:57:49 PM  
2 votes:

Madame Ovary: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Can't watch TV right now... WHY do they say these guys are suspects?

white cap dropped a bag

He was on the phone in one of the pictures. The FBI can trace calls at that time/location, right? Anybody?


Sure, but how many concurrent calls do you suppose were happening in that general area at that moment?  It is going to be a big job to gather subscriber information and when you're done you'll find out they used a burner or cloned phone.  Your average corner dope dealer knows to use a burner.

skullkrusher: To me, I can't farking tell what they are. Some pics look middle eastern, some look like young white kids. Let it settle out before jumping on this stupid train. Not everything has to be politics.


Thanks, buy you're wasting your time.  I've said from the start based to weapon and target I thought it would be international.  I still think that will be the case, but there's not one thing in these pictures that prove or disprove the origins of these two people.

Bf+: There definitely are. Attendees are going through their digital photos as we speak.


That's an excellent point and reason enough alone for the FBI to release these images.  People now know what they're looking for - and odds are very good that several people will find them.
2013-04-18 05:57:42 PM  
2 votes:
if they are middle east---they're not in with any group. Middle Eastern Terror groups are PROUD of their attacks and issue press releases about them and take credit for them.
2013-04-18 05:57:21 PM  
2 votes:

Madame Ovary: Nina_Hartley's_Ass: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Can't watch TV right now... WHY do they say these guys are suspects?

white cap dropped a bag

He was on the phone in one of the pictures. The FBI can trace calls at that time/location, right? Anybody?


Yes, but it won't help them if it was a burn phone.
2013-04-18 05:55:21 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: Because Weaver has gone so far the deep end that he thinks the Tea Party would be supportive of terrorist attacks in the middle of crowds in America.


If they thought the crowds were all liberals, or in California or New York?  Yes.  You haven't actually met many Tea Party people or lived in a Very Conservative Area of the United States, have you?

Then again, you're the type of person who thinks that Israel should bomb every country that surrounds them but are too pussy to join the IDF yourself.
2013-04-18 05:54:46 PM  
2 votes:

OnlyM3: Purdue_Pete

Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them. ROTFL


Liberal talking points: Crime is committed,
1) Blame tea-party
2) No way to link to tea-party change to "Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them."


Someone has a hurty butt. Sounds like the kind of guy who would plant a bomb to "get libs," too.
2013-04-18 05:53:46 PM  
2 votes:
For some reason, I was hoping these guys were home-grown anomalies. But - fuzzy as the pics may be - they look a little...not-white to me. As security and surveillance in the U.S. and abroad has improved, Al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations are encouraging followers to break off on their own and kinda crowd-source terrorism. If these guys turn out to be Middle Eastern, they could very well be following that advice. which would also explain why there's no claims of responsibility yet. Lone wolves don't necessarily have PR, and the organizations that spawned them (Al Qaeda, etc) may not even know it was one of their followers.
2013-04-18 05:53:44 PM  
2 votes:

OnlyM3: Purdue_Pete

Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them. ROTFL


Liberal talking points: Crime is committed,
1) Blame tea-party
2) No way to link to tea-party change to "Let's not blame groups of people now - let's figure who these guys are and arrest them."


Of course the problem here, and by problem I mean "intentional deceit" is that you're attempting to convince us that the people doing 1 and the people doing 2 are the same.
2013-04-18 05:52:49 PM  
2 votes:

somedude210: Nadie_AZ: [www.bridgestonegolf.com image 800x800]

I think you may have figured out the white hat too if you can select colors on that


www.bridgestonegolf.com
2013-04-18 05:52:22 PM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: Let the speculation begin!
Suspect #2 (white hat)'s facial expression has "generic crazy teenager, politically unaffiliated" written all over it.  #1 might have a political agenda and be using him though.

So, these are supposedly the guys who dropped the bombs that blew up... who dropped the ones that didn't?


Black Hat is the dominant, the true sociopath. White Hat is the submissive partner. He craves the attention and acceptance of Black Hat, and is under his sway. He had no dog in this fight other than the one Black Hat gave him.

/pure speculation
//of course
///unless I'm right

Also, all the "unexploded bombs" were backpacks and bags dropped in the chaos and treated as dangerous. There were only two asplodey bags.
2013-04-18 05:48:56 PM  
2 votes:
The white, backwards cap is a rage multiplier.
2013-04-18 05:47:47 PM  
2 votes:
Those are white guys, in the American sense.

They could come from any country in North or South America, North Africa, Mid-East out to the 'stans, IMO, based on the shots we have.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too early to be saying "Iranian!" or "Arab!" or "Euro!"
2013-04-18 05:47:30 PM  
2 votes:
If they were Iranian, I'd have to wonder who benefits by trying to start a war with Iran... because it sure as hell wouldn't be Iran sponsoring this. They have nothing to gain and everything to lose.
2013-04-18 05:47:22 PM  
2 votes:

Bonanza Jellybean: I'm disgusted, not just at the sliminess of the media, but by all of the folks (here and elsewhere) on the internet who are desperate to have their personal bias confirmed.

2013-04-18 05:47:01 PM  
2 votes:

Sandhonkies

Bf+
2013-04-18 05:46:56 PM  
2 votes:

BunkyBrewman: Not one farking high definition picture of either of these guys?


There definitely are.  Attendees are going through their digital photos as we speak.
2013-04-18 05:46:14 PM  
2 votes:

Epiphany: Damn't, I keep looking at these photos but I can't understand what is happening. Can someone please draw a circle around the backpacks and arrows pointing at the circles?


i.imgur.com
2013-04-18 05:44:59 PM  
2 votes:

Tatsuma: ScaryBottles: Have you ever actually seen an individual from the middle east?

... have you ever seen an individual from the Middle-East? Because from North Africa to Pakistan (greater ME) there is so much difference it's not even funny, from pretty much Seal to pretty much Seal's teeth


Right there is all the proof anyone should need that "race" is a fiction. There are no lines between groups of humans other than those we draw.
2013-04-18 05:44:40 PM  
2 votes:
Hopefully someone else will find some better photos of these guys in the background of one of their photos now that we know who to look for.
2013-04-18 05:44:34 PM  
2 votes:
White hat dude doesn't give a shiat who sees his face.  Dark hat dude has sunglasses & hat on correctly, obscuring his face.

I'm guessing dark hat dude is the brains here.
2013-04-18 05:44:28 PM  
2 votes:

Free @nypost headline for tomorrow: BROSAMA BIN LADEN?

- Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) April 18, 2013
2013-04-18 05:44:24 PM  
2 votes:

thismomentinblackhistory: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Can't watch TV right now... WHY do they say these guys are suspects?

They were seen on camera walking together. The guy in the white hat is on camera dropping a bag at one of the bomb sites. Backpacks resemble evidence.


You'd think if it was a highly planned operation by a foreign actor these two would have taken considerable care to never walk together.
2013-04-18 05:42:46 PM  
2 votes:
This thread is f'n embarrassing.  There's some grade A derp in here.
2013-04-18 05:40:55 PM  
2 votes:

ScaryBottles: Have you ever actually seen an individual from the middle east?


... have you ever seen an individual from the Middle-East? Because from North Africa to Pakistan (greater ME) there is so much difference it's not even funny, from pretty much Seal to pretty much Seal's teeth
2013-04-18 05:40:43 PM  
2 votes:

TommyymmoT: Stoj: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/22017201/2013/04/18/fbi-confirms-pho t o-of-possible-2nd-bomber-possible-bomb-before-explosion

"Exclusive photo"? They're delusional.


At least they got the right people for once.

This is spectacular by News Corp standards.
2013-04-18 05:40:35 PM  
2 votes:
I've looked at the pictures pretty close now.  One thing is clear.  These are two people who have never been in my kitchen.  Other than that, not sure.
2013-04-18 05:40:35 PM  
2 votes:

The All-Powerful Atheismo: Can't watch TV right now... WHY do they say these guys are suspects?


They were seen on camera walking together. The guy in the white hat is on camera dropping a bag at one of the bomb sites. Backpacks resemble evidence.
2013-04-18 05:39:55 PM  
2 votes:

jonjr215: To me, this is feeling less and less like terrorism, and more and more like Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.


that's what I'm thinking. Just a couple of anarchists that want to see the world burn
2013-04-18 05:39:22 PM  
2 votes:
2013-04-18 05:38:57 PM  
2 votes:

atomicmask: somedude210: atomicmask: somedude210: atomicmask: Black hair

Tan faces

middle eastern facial features

I don't think you're looking at the same pics. Black hat looks a little tan. white hat is a pasty white goofy college student.

He is not white goofy college student, he has a arab looking nose. Both are clearly semites of some sort. Both clearly middle eastern, light skinned, but middle eastern.

I'm sorry, but how does this guy look middle eastern? I think your prejudices are getting the best of you, my friend

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 277x182] Light tan face, longer/downward turned nose, angular jaw....IRANIAN

[pbs.twimg.com image 493x500]light tan face, angular down turned nose, angular jaw, IRANIAN


Have you ever actually seen an individual from the middle east?
2013-04-18 05:38:35 PM  
2 votes:

atomicmask: he has a arab looking nose.


9/10

short, simple. the grammatical error was a nice touch.
2013-04-18 05:37:23 PM  
2 votes:

atomicmask: Light tan face, longer/downward turned nose, angular jaw....IRANIAN


Or, you know, greek, bulgarian, italian.
2013-04-18 05:36:06 PM  
2 votes:

somedude210: atomicmask: somedude210: atomicmask: Black hair

Tan faces

middle eastern facial features

I don't think you're looking at the same pics. Black hat looks a little tan. white hat is a pasty white goofy college student.

He is not white goofy college student, he has a arab looking nose. Both are clearly semites of some sort. Both clearly middle eastern, light skinned, but middle eastern.

I'm sorry, but how does this guy look middle eastern? I think your prejudices are getting the best of you, my friend


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com Light tan face, longer/downward turned nose, angular jaw....IRANIAN

pbs.twimg.comlight tan face, angular down turned nose, angular jaw, IRANIAN
2013-04-18 05:36:04 PM  
2 votes:
i1212.photobucket.com
i1212.photobucket.com
i1212.photobucket.com i1212.photobucket.com i1212.photobucket.com i1212.photobucket.com i1212.photobucket.com i1212.photobucket.com
2013-04-18 05:35:58 PM  
2 votes:
They are way too skinny to be Teatards.
2013-04-18 05:34:20 PM  
2 votes:
/btards -vs- FBI and the winner is...../btards
2013-04-18 05:33:20 PM  
2 votes:
Remember the old days? When you needed some sort of relatively well known press credential to get into press conferences, and not just a blog about the illuminati?
2013-04-18 05:31:35 PM  
2 votes:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosi ons-in-boston/updates-on-investigation-into-multiple-explosions-in-bos ton

FBI video
2013-04-18 05:31:24 PM  
2 votes:

somedude210: hmm....will 4chan be right....will we summon the gods for destruction if they are?


The guys 4chan picked out are apparently undercover law enforcement agents.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hahatango/8653970482/sizes/o/in/set-721 57 633252445135/
2013-04-18 05:30:50 PM  
2 votes:
I'd really like to see someone finally tell these inforwars guys to stop being cockmunchers.  In those exact words.  Also, great idea AWing your shiatty website during an FBI pressers.  It's not like those guys can make your life hell.
2013-04-18 05:28:54 PM  
2 votes:
They both look like they might be of italian heritage to me.
2013-04-18 05:28:20 PM  
2 votes:
Ah yes, can't forget the truther nutter screaming a "question".
2013-04-18 05:27:31 PM  
2 votes:
Infowars tard yelling at the press conference.  Classy.
2013-04-18 05:27:20 PM  
2 votes:
how does the infowars guy keep getting into these things?
2013-04-18 05:25:23 PM  
2 votes:

kumanoki: ottosmom: [wfxt.images.worldnow.com image 640x360]

So it's Paul Ryan?

[img.washingtonpost.com image 228x341]


Frank Stallone? Sylvester's rocking sibling?

i47.photobucket.com
2013-04-18 05:25:13 PM  
2 votes:

atomicmask: Tan faces

middle eastern facial features


wat
2013-04-18 05:24:29 PM  
2 votes:
images.scribblelive.com
x23
2013-04-18 05:22:32 PM  
2 votes:

FARK in FL: Charlie Chingas: Can we just blame a right wing extremist/librul/christian/muslim/illegal/your mom???

Can we get Bill Ayers' view on this matter. I'm curious if he feels enough devastation has been caused by this event, or does he think a few more should occur to drive the point home.



timely 40 year old reference. the weather underground was well known for targeting highly populated sporting events too.

derp.
2013-04-18 05:20:38 PM  
2 votes:

HaywoodJablonski: Oh God, please let it be a brown muslin


superspec.com
2013-04-18 05:16:34 PM  
2 votes:
Ok, suspect coming out
2013-04-18 05:13:33 PM  
2 votes:
NY Post: FBI arrests Wolf Blitzer
2013-04-19 12:43:46 AM  
1 vote:

MustangFive: OK, that's like blaming Rawlings for my car's windshield getting smashed by a baseball the other day.

/Any of you Fark Lawyer types wanna make a buck off the sporting goods industry?


Some truthers claimed that Boeing helped to install remote control gear on the planes (in conjunction with NWO government agents of course which is why the Boeing people never talked) and that they took control of the planes and crashed them into the towers. I wish I was making this shiat up.
2013-04-19 12:41:50 AM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: ongbok: I read something about this some time ago. It was said that the most obvious place for them to get in would be at the Mexican border.

Uh, coming in through Canada isn't that tough.  The border is 10 times as long and it isn't guarded any better.  Where do you think the immigrants we get from the Slavic nations are coming in from?

Getting into Canada in the first place is difficult, but not if you're on a student visa.  The only reason we have so much illegal immigration from the south is because the people who want in are already living there in the first place.


If you haven't been paying attention over the years, they have done a pretty good job at stopping this type of stuff at the Canadian border. The Canadians are very capable and aren't a bunch of Duddly Doorights.
2013-04-19 12:39:09 AM  
1 vote:
Wow. Both these guys look exactly like the type of people that I stereotype as belonging to a group of people who disagree with my own political views and/or have political views I disagree with.

What are the odds?
2013-04-19 12:35:11 AM  
1 vote:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: borg: What_Would_Jimi_Do: Mrbogey: What_Would_Jimi_Do: rachel maddow pretty much sat the law suit of the battery company in motion.

How'd she do that?

blaming hobbie shops for selling batteries that could be similar.

The Battery company is in the San Francisco Bay Area. The FBI and news media was all over them yesterday.  The spokes person was almost in tears talking to the media.

i agree the company shouldn't be focused on. but rachel maddow did focus on them.


i18.photobucket.com
2013-04-19 12:22:10 AM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: somedude210: No Soap Radio: Madame Ovary: Mrbogey: thismomentinblackhistory: There is some speculation on the Interwebs that the guy in the white hat might be this young man who disappeared without his wallet or cell phone a month ago.


It's a horrible thing to propagate  The Brown student is a likely suicide, and nothing about his background that's been published indicates that he could be a part of this. These rumors are just taking a family in pain and spitting in their faces. The dark side of self-appointed Internet sleuths.
2013-04-19 12:21:54 AM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: MustangFive: F the RW sideways with a sandpaper condom and rubbing alcohol lube.

Dude. Get treatment. Your just not mentally healthy. All that hate and anger has done whagarbll'd all your marbles.


I apologize for being so strident (and intentionally over the top). Monday kinda caused me to re-live a lot of bad memories. (I particularly want to thank some of the fine folks that posted NSFW images of spontaneously amputated limbs directly into one of the threads that day. 'preciate it.)

Unfortunately, since I'm still serving, I have skin in this game, my own and that of my Soldiers.
 

To put it another way, I don't like reruns of bad TV shows. When they come on, I change the channel.

I don't want a rerun of bad history. Best ways I can see to help prevent that:

1. Vote
2. Speak up

Since it ain't election day...
2013-04-19 12:20:42 AM  
1 vote:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: president obama giving a speech in a church today, just dying to get out and smoke a few kools'


It's time for you to stop posting now.
2013-04-19 12:19:50 AM  
1 vote:
Why with all them High IQ's   don't somebody take that tool Microsoft made some years back, that take random photos and stich them into
bigger ones with more digitals

http://photosynth.net/

all who have photos and films just upload one location ?
2013-04-19 12:08:44 AM  
1 vote:

cameroncrazy1984: And "Jesus, this week" continues.


This week ends in 4/20. And everyone's gonna need it.
2013-04-18 11:54:55 PM  
1 vote:

IronTom: shower_in_my_socks: The clearest image I've seen of Mr. White Hat yet.

The tip of his nose looks like it is ready to fall off there.


Seriously - fake nose?
2013-04-18 11:51:01 PM  
1 vote:

sparty: That is CERTAINLY the kid who died. C


That is so sad.

The guy behind the kid is looking at the white-hatted terrorist, like he smells a rat.
2013-04-18 11:43:14 PM  
1 vote:

mrshowrules: CNN saying no FBI on site.


...Which means the FBI are on site.
2013-04-18 11:42:49 PM  
1 vote:
2013-04-18 11:38:36 PM  
1 vote:
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-19/boston-bombing-victim-in-iconic-pho t o-helped-identify-attackers.html

Just before 3 p.m. on April 15, Bauman was waiting among the crowd for his girlfriend to cross the finish line at the Boston Marathon. A man wearing a cap, sunglasses and a black jacket over a hooded sweatshirt looked at Jeff, 27, and dropped a bag at his feet, his brother, Chris Bauman, said in an interview.
Two and a half minutes later, the bag exploded, tearing Jeff's legs apart.


Sounds like these absolutely are the guys. Jeff Bauman rocks.
2013-04-18 11:37:17 PM  
1 vote:

Mrbogey: Hey, three people died here and many more so were horribly maimed but the important thing is that you hope to win the "Guees the Perp's motivation" Bingo


Well, what else would you like me to do?

I'm waiting to give blood until May when it may actually be needed.
I'm broke so I can't give money.
I'm already donating a shiatload of time at church to help anyone in need I can.

About the only thing we CAN do is bloviate and speculate. And for the most part from what I can see here, pretty much everyone is advocating that everyone sit down and STFU and be calm and not get ready to jump whoever did it. A few of us are postulating that it would be better for some people if the perps are one race or another, but I don't see anyone going "OMG Let's get all white/brown/purple people." For the most part, I'm reading: "Let's make sure of who we got, and then GET 'EM!"

So really, WTF is your problem?
2013-04-18 11:23:56 PM  
1 vote:
I like how everyone is inventing convoluted rationalizations for why [insert political movement] would do this, rather than go with the very well-documented, widely known reasons that certain groups have repeatedly claimed in prior actual events that they openly confessed to.

"Maybe it's the Bronies, because [Random Fund Management Group] recently sold a large chunk of their sales, and also, there are sects within the Bronies that actively ignore the Ponies' messages of peace and understanding and consider them to be blasphemous in a world of rampant gender inequality."
2013-04-18 11:21:26 PM  
1 vote:

ZeroCorpse: It's pretty sad. I just scanned through an entire thread of speculation about the suspects, and the primary argument appears to be whether or not they're white.

Do any of you get how pathetic that is?

What's the damned difference if they're white or not? Does your world really come down to proving that these guys are Muslims or the white version of crazed conservatives? They still killed people. They still committed an act of terrorism, and whether they did it for God, Allah, Rush Limbaugh, Hillary Clinton, or Alex Jones, the ultimate point remains the same: A couple of crazy f♥ckers brought homemade bombs to the marathon with the intention of harming people.

And their punishment will be the same whether they worship your god, someone else's god, or no god at all. Their evil is the same whether it was done for another country, our country, or no country at all.

People died. People lost limbs. One family was completely shattered by this act when they lost a child, had another one crippled for life, and have a mother with brain damage. And you assholes are POLITICIZING this?

WHAT THE F♥CKING DIFFERENCE WHAT POLITICS WERE BEHIND IT? MURDER IS MURDER.

Oh, no, I get it. If it was a Muslim then the righties can all shout "See? I done toldja them sand ni♣♣ers was evil!" and if it was some right-wing white guy then all the lefties can shout, "See? It wasn't Muslims, it was sicko conservatives from America!", and if it turns out to be some batshiat crazy person of mixed ancestry and no clear heritage, then everyone will have to shut up and say, "Oh, well, it was just a nutcase after all." and forget all about him in about six months.

And either way, people will still be dead, your political agenda will be no further along the path you desire, and the villain(s) will be punished.

It's sick and sad that this is what our country comes down to: Making the race of a killer more important than justice itself.


I have to say, I'm with you. I think it's safe to say that there are plenty evil nutcases to go around who misguidedly represent all of the above and that we should not in any case form policy/war/retaliation decisions based acts by misguided adherents to any religion or political cause. Catch the people who did it. Leave the other people from that country or religion or political cause the fark alone unless there's damn good evidence they are planning something similar.
2013-04-18 11:11:52 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: RyogaM: If credible evidence linked Iran with the Boston bombing, then it would be seen as a clear act of war by the majority of Americans needing some sort of military response, with invasion by ground troops

You're stupid. You need to learn to live within your limits.

That's not an insult. It's advice.

Good luck to you. You need it.


I'm confused.  I've seen our country go to war WITHOUT credible evidence.  Why do you think we would not invade any country if evidence showed that 'said' government was behind the attack?
2013-04-18 11:11:42 PM  
1 vote:

Frederick: jaytkay: RyogaM: we invaded Iraq and they never shed a single drop of American blood on American soil. No, it could easily happen again, and the bloody shirt of a dead 8 year old is enough to do it.

You believe the US is poised to invade Iran? The only people advocating that are Palin-supporter stupid. And so are the ones who believe it.

I think you underestimate what some well targeted propaganda can accomplish with average Americans.  The same people who beat the war drums for Iraq are all still here.


"To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed" - George Orwell, 1984

"You Have To Keep Repeating Things To Catapult The Propaganda " - George W. Bush

Say something often enough, especially from a position of authority, and people will believe it...

/all the way across the Kuwait/Iraq border and into the heart of Baghdad.
2013-04-18 11:06:34 PM  
1 vote:
the internet needs to calm down and let the professionals handle this.  if that missing kid from brown isn't the bomber, he's still going to have to stay missing.  it's like the internet decided the fbi shouldn't just get to make a multitude of richard jewells, but that we could crowd source that shiat this time.

/also, the insane blaming security team members, just stop.
//they stand out because they weren't trying to blend in
2013-04-18 10:55:23 PM  
1 vote:
Is this the thread where we're discussing whether the perpetrators are either communist islamofascists or ditactorial teatards, or is this the thread where people are wondering what is going on with the survivors and how are they gonna face life from now on, since many had to be amputated?.
2013-04-18 10:55:16 PM  
1 vote:

Radioactive Ass: Looking at them I think that it's far more likely that they are fringe OWS types than RW teatards or foreign nationals


I'm leaning toward an "Eric Harris & Dylan Kebold"/"DC Sniper" duo out to just kill people - a psychopath (bomber #1) with a follower (bomber #2). Bomber #1 is the leader - he was walking in front, looking more buttoned-down and serious, and he dropped off his sidekick, who seemed to just be going along for the ride, at the first location (making sure he followed through) before moving on to the second location. There may not be a bigger motive or agenda beyond just being murdering psychopaths, since it's difficult to find any possible motive for this attack. What group wants to bomb a marathon? And where is the claim of responsibility?
2013-04-18 10:53:38 PM  
1 vote:

ZeroCorpse: It's pretty sad. I just scanned through an entire thread of speculation about the suspects, and the primary argument appears to be whether or not they're white.

Do any of you get how pathetic that is?

What's the damned difference if they're white or not? Does your world really come down to proving that these guys are Muslims or the white version of crazed conservatives? They still killed people. They still committed an act of terrorism, and whether they did it for God, Allah, Rush Limbaugh, Hillary Clinton, or Alex Jones, the ultimate point remains the same: A couple of crazy f♥ckers brought homemade bombs to the marathon with the intention of harming people.

And their punishment will be the same whether they worship your god, someone else's god, or no god at all. Their evil is the same whether it was done for another country, our country, or no country at all.

People died. People lost limbs. One family was completely shattered by this act when they lost a child, had another one crippled for life, and have a mother with brain damage. And you assholes are POLITICIZING this?

WHAT THE F♥CKING DIFFERENCE WHAT POLITICS WERE BEHIND IT? MURDER IS MURDER.

Oh, no, I get it. If it was a Muslim then the righties can all shout "See? I done toldja them sand ni♣♣ers was evil!" and if it was some right-wing white guy then all the lefties can shout, "See? It wasn't Muslims, it was sicko conservatives from America!", and if it turns out to be some batshiat crazy person of mixed ancestry and no clear heritage, then everyone will have to shut up and say, "Oh, well, it was just a nutcase after all." and forget all about him in about six months.

And either way, people will still be dead, your political agenda will be no further along the path you desire, and the villain(s) will be punished.

It's sick and sad that this is what our country comes down to: Making the race of a killer more important than justice itself.



you sound racist.


;-)
2013-04-18 10:51:25 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: forever_blowing_bubbles: . I'd prefer two "sovereign nation" dickheads or two Al-Qaeda wannabes (because they are inept compared to the IEDs we see in Iraq\Afghanistan).

Or Columbine/Leopold & Loeb-style psychopaths.


Yes, I am hoping this myself.  The least amount of national anguish, no discernible foe needing to be defeated, no political points scored, no tarring of otherwise good people with the actions of others.  That's my wish.  Please let them just be nuts.

OTOH, if they turned out to be two gay guys protesting the lack of gay marriage rights...I really don't know how to end this sentence.
2013-04-18 10:48:09 PM  
1 vote:

RyogaM: If credible evidence linked Iran with the Boston bombing, then it would be seen as a clear act of war by the majority of Americans needing some sort of military response, with invasion by ground troops


You're stupid. You need to learn to live within your limits.

That's not an insult. It's advice.

Good luck to you. You need it.
2013-04-18 10:43:31 PM  
1 vote:

jaytkay: RyogaM: we invaded Iraq and they never shed a single drop of American blood on American soil. No, it could easily happen again, and the bloody shirt of a dead 8 year old is enough to do it.

You believe the US is poised to invade Iran? The only people advocating that are Palin-supporter stupid. And so are the ones who believe it.


If they were behind a terror attack on American soil?  Uh, yeah. Whether we are poised yesterday is irrelevant.  If credible evidence linked Iran with the Boston bombing, then it would be seen as a clear act of war by the majority of Americans needing some sort of military response, with invasion by ground troops to change the regime being one such possible response.  New information changes situations.  I don't want this to even be a remote possibility.
2013-04-18 10:43:14 PM  
1 vote:
I defer to The Onion's incisive wit on this one:

Internet Comes Up With 8.5 Million Leads On Potential Boston Bombing Suspect

... and to Shatner:

3.bp.blogspot.com

Get a life, will ya?

That said, here's my suspicion: the law enforcement types have these two farkheads within their grasp, and they're posting the pics to see if anyone recognizes them and/or kicks up some social media traffic about them - 'OMG did you see Farkhead?' - to a.) build more of a case and b.) potentially see if they're just the bag-men [yes, I really just did that] for someone higher up the chain.

Right now they have photos placing two guys at certain points at certain times; not quite close enough to file charges, but enough to support more intel gathering.

If there's even a hint that someone ordered the bombings, there's no way any legit law enforcement person would leak word of it until these two were already in their sights [as in, at least under active surveillance]. That may have been behind the "oops, sry, no suspects kthxbai" from Wednesday.

I'm not going to play the racial guessing game, but I do think they'll announce domestic suspects a lot more quickly than foreign, simply given the many layers of overseas intel that need to be navigated before confirming foreign involvement.
2013-04-18 10:37:16 PM  
1 vote:
The eight year old who was killed is circled in blue.
i.imgur.com
Reddit seems to think the girl next to him, not his sister who lost her leg, is the girl in this photo.
i.imgur.com
She must have left just before it exploded.
2013-04-18 10:36:47 PM  
1 vote:
i don't know the first thing about bomb making, but would this bombs have actually been made with gun powder? honest question?

or is the derp strong on the news stations?
2013-04-18 10:34:35 PM  
1 vote:

swiss8018: Bloomberg reporting that Jeff Bauman identified suspect #2:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-19/boston-bombing-victim-in-ic on ic-photo-helped-identify-attackers.html


F#ck yes. I hope this guy gets the satisfaction of helping catch the man who took both his legs. Great karma.
2013-04-18 10:33:14 PM  
1 vote:

RyogaM: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Honestly, I think most of the people hoping this was done by fringe right-wingers just wanted to say "Told you so!" to the teabaggers. I think it has very little to do with the threat of another war, and everything to do with a petty desire to say "Gotcha!" to their political enemies.

Well, stop thinking and start listening.  Because it's not. We have valid concerns.  And your hand waving away the prospect of war does nothing to change that.


My concern is that this will just add fuel to the flames of fire called Islamophobia.

It would b a shame if most Muslim-Americans were grouped in with these asshats.
2013-04-18 10:31:31 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Honestly, I think most of the people hoping this was done by fringe right-wingers just wanted to say "Told you so!" to the teabaggers. I think it has very little to do with the threat of another war, and everything to do with a petty desire to say "Gotcha!" to their political enemies.


Well, stop thinking and start listening.  Because it's not. We have valid concerns.  And your hand waving away the prospect of war does nothing to change that.
2013-04-18 10:26:42 PM  
1 vote:

Peki: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That was the perfect storm of opportunity - almost 30 years since a major military conflict, an easily swayed chickenhawk president, an expanding economy, a highly-influential neo-con thinktank pulling the administration's strings, and the largest terrorist attack on US soil ever, with ties to a foreign dictator who just happened to try and kill the sitting president's dad.

As opposed to:
A floundering economy that recently took a hit because of cuts to military spending
A Democrat president who needs Republican cooperation in order to get anything done in the future
A public who would be willing to tear someone limb for limb for this
A Congress that would love to pump up their approval ratings. . .

You mean like that perfect storm???

/seriously, you really think they couldn't spin this???


shiat, just being a Democrat is enough.  We are, unfortunately, a bunch of political cowards. We failed in our duty to oppose the Iraq invasion with sufficient fervor and all because we were afraid of being called sympathizers to Saddam.  We are still being called Saddam sympathizers.  Obama barely managed to not screw up the Iraq pull-out (Thank heavens the Iraqis wanted to try out soldiers in their courts and Obama said no.)  And, at the time of the Iraq invasion, there was no credible linkage of Iraq and 9/11, meaning, we invaded Iraq and they never shed a single drop of American blood on American soil. No, it could easily happen again, and the bloody shirt of a dead 8 year old is enough to do it.
2013-04-18 10:25:49 PM  
1 vote:

p4p3rm4t3: shower_in_my_socks: swiss8018: Bloomberg reporting that Jeff Bauman identified suspect #2:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-19/boston-bombing-victim-in-ic on ic-photo-helped-identify-attackers.html

WOW.

No shiat! Was that #8??


Yes, I believe so.  Have not seen #8, but cropped version of that I think is #8 has identified him as Jeff Bauman.  Lost both legs, Cowboy dude pinching artery, etc...
2013-04-18 10:20:02 PM  
1 vote:

shower_in_my_socks: swiss8018: Bloomberg reporting that Jeff Bauman identified suspect #2:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-19/boston-bombing-victim-in-ic on ic-photo-helped-identify-attackers.html

WOW.


Yeah, WOW.
2013-04-18 10:17:02 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: That was the perfect storm of opportunity - almost 30 years since a major military conflict, an easily swayed chickenhawk president, an expanding economy, a highly-influential neo-con thinktank pulling the administration's strings, and the largest terrorist attack on US soil ever, with ties to a foreign dictator who just happened to try and kill the sitting president's dad.


As opposed to:
A floundering economy that recently took a hit because of cuts to military spending
A Democrat president who needs Republican cooperation in order to get anything done in the future
A public who would be willing to tear someone limb for limb for this
A Congress that would love to pump up their approval ratings. . .

You mean like that perfect storm???

/seriously, you really think they couldn't spin this???
2013-04-18 10:14:21 PM  
1 vote:

Amos Quito: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SundaesChild: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.

I want it to be "homegrown" because I don't want us dragged into another war in the middle East or anywhere else. Why does that make me disturbed? To my mind, the people salivating to bomb some more countries are the disturbed ones.

Where the fark do you weirdos get this shiat? In your mind, the marathon bombers being foreign means we'd be dragged into another war? You have de-railed.


You're right.

It'd take more that a couple of pressure-cookers to get us into another war.

Maybe something like a "new Pearl Harbor"...

That'd do it.


That was the perfect storm of opportunity - almost 30 years since a major military conflict, an easily swayed chickenhawk president, an expanding economy, a highly-influential neo-con thinktank pulling the administration's strings, and the largest terrorist attack on US soil ever, with ties to a foreign dictator who just happened to try and kill the sitting president's dad.

To think that's even close to comparable to a couple middle-easterners setting off a pressure cooker at a foot race under a democratic administration, during a recession, in the middle of two losing ground wars... yikes.
2013-04-18 10:12:05 PM  
1 vote:

Theaetetus: [i735.photobucket.com image 432x288]
[3.bp.blogspot.com image 527x386]
Should've stuck to wearing dresses, Max.


Jamie Farr born to . . . LEBANESE PARENTS!

The
2013-04-18 10:10:52 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Where the fark do you weirdos get this shiat? In your mind, the marathon bombers being foreign means we'd be dragged into another war? You have de-railed.


Where have you been the last decade?  If the perpetrators are proven to be Iranian and a link to state sponsor is supported, then I have no doubt we would be bomb, bomb, bombing Iran.

SuperDuper28: Yeah, I was hopiing it would have been domestic but sorry to say these 2 guys look like they just struck another blow to Islam.


Wouldnt a full beard be expected if they are Muslim?
2013-04-18 10:09:22 PM  
1 vote:

ZeroCorpse: It's sick and sad that this is what our country comes down to: Making the race of a killer more important than justice itself.


No, Zero. The point is that we realize justice will not be had either way.

Most of what I see here is the concern and acknowledgement that the race of the bombers MIGHT matter, and the wish that it is accurate so that the lowest number of non-involved people are affected by it. It just so happens that a lot of us agree that the least social collateral damage will occur if the bombers are white.
2013-04-18 10:07:51 PM  
1 vote:

tenpoundsofcheese: Weaver95: tenpoundsofcheese: theorellior: Tea Party would never condone terrorist actions!" I can only say open your ears and listen to the rhetoric. It's all about fondling guns and blowing people up with rockets but when a liberal has violent thoughts it's time to clutch one's pearls.

Which party authorized blowing up American citizens with rockets?

the GOP of course.

Killing US citizens with drones is not the GOP.
Guess again, I will give you one more chance to guess which President did that and which party he belongs to.


People who publicly denounce their citizenship, swear loyalty to our enemies, flee the country to join up with their new friends, and actively plot against us are no longer citizens. They are enemy combatants and will be treated as such.

If you're going to constantly repeat your "hurr hurr Obama kills Americans" idiocy, I'm going to constantly remind you of the facts.
2013-04-18 10:07:41 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I had a big response typed out but I'll just be nice and say you're thinking irrationally. I'm sure you'll come to your senses after things settle down a bit.


Don't be nice.  Please, proceed.  Explain where I am irrational.
2013-04-18 10:02:38 PM  
1 vote:

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: SundaesChild: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.

I want it to be "homegrown" because I don't want us dragged into another war in the middle East or anywhere else. Why does that make me disturbed? To my mind, the people salivating to bomb some more countries are the disturbed ones.

Where the fark do you weirdos get this shiat? In your mind, the marathon bombers being foreign means we'd be dragged into another war? You have de-railed.



You're right.

It'd take more that a couple of pressure-cookers to get us into another war.

Maybe something like a "new Pearl Harbor"...

That'd do it.
2013-04-18 10:01:17 PM  
1 vote:

Lsherm: ongbok: Those guys could be white, they look like half of the white guys I work with, or they could be of Middle Eastern decent. But one thing we can almost be certain of is that they are from the United States. On MSNBC before the FBI presser they were talking to a terrorism specialist and he explained that the government has a database of over 80 million pictures of people that have visit this country from over seas, basically everybody that comes here from a different country has a digital picture and finger prints on file. He said if they had a picture it would have been ran against this database immediately. So I think we can be fairly certain that these guys are Americans.

I'm not calling it either way, but if has the idea of someone entering the country illegally passed your mind?  It isn't unheard of.


Yeah it is possible, but in reality the logistics of bringing somebody in the country illegally to do this type of attack isn't as easy as you think. If you were going to bring somebody in from out of the country it would be easier to bring them in legally on a round trip flight a week or two before the attack with a planned departure on the day of the attack or the day after. That way they will be out of the country before they are identified. Or if they were a foreigner already in the country, on a work or student visa, have them already scheduled on a flight to leave the day of the attack or the day after.

But more than likely if this had been an foreign Islamic attack, it would have more than likely a suicide attack.
2013-04-18 09:51:54 PM  
1 vote:
These guys look and dress like about 40% of the white male college-age people in the northeast US.

The only useful info anybody can give from the photos is, "I can name that guy".

Any other speculation is 100% pure idiocy.
2013-04-18 09:51:44 PM  
1 vote:

SuperDuper28: Yeah, I was hopiing it would have been domestic but sorry to say these 2 guys look like they just struck another blow to Islam.


Yeah two white guys are really likely to do that.
2013-04-18 09:50:38 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, I was hopiing it would have been domestic but sorry to say these 2 guys look like they just struck another blow to Islam.
2013-04-18 09:48:04 PM  
1 vote:

SundaesChild: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: All you people who openly admit to hoping that this crime was perpetrated by "homegrown Americans" are farking disturbed.

I want it to be "homegrown" because I don't want us dragged into another war in the middle East or anywhere else. Why does that make me disturbed? To my mind, the people salivating to bomb some more countries are the disturbed ones.


Where the fark do you weirdos get this shiat? In your mind, the marathon bombers being foreign means we'd be dragged into another war? You have de-railed.
2013-04-18 09:47:41 PM  
1 vote:

IronTom: Warthog: [i.imgur.com image 500x350]

[i.imgur.com image 500x350]

They seem to have gone out of their way to dress and look like Americans.  These 'Land's End' purchases should be identified and purchases of similar clothes be searched for.


or perhaps they are just Americans who pretend to look like they are Arabs who dress like Americans so people like you can conjecture....... or maybe just maybe and I know It a reaaallly  looong shot here.... they are just Americans who hmmmm dress like hmmmm  Americans.
2013-04-18 09:41:25 PM  
1 vote:

KhamanV: The speculation about the missing kid needs to calm the fark down now.  If it's relevant, the feds are on it.  They've been sent numerous tips on the topic.  Meanwhile, the more we freak about it, the more likely his family is going to get harassed by a bunch of farkheaded junior internet wanna-be Inspector Browns.


Oh noes people might look for a missing person. The horror.
2013-04-18 09:33:51 PM  
1 vote:

KhamanV: The speculation about the missing kid needs to calm the fark down now.  If it's relevant, the feds are on it.  They've been sent numerous tips on the topic.  Meanwhile, the more we freak about it, the more likely his family is going to get harassed by a bunch of farkheaded junior internet wanna-be Inspector Browns.


First, it's Encyclopedia Brown.

Second, this would be more of a Dr. Haledjian case.
2013-04-18 09:31:03 PM  
1 vote:

namegoeshere: Purdue_Pete: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 540x960]

I say "no". but people are blowing up about it on twitter. What do you guys think?

I'm voting no. The jaw shape looks different to me.


Agreed.

There's this too. LOOK, his friend has a backpack (like 100% of everyone in their early 20's on a college campus).

Seriously, he is Hindu, wsphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.nete don't have issues with Indians do we? WTH? Are they pizzed at us too?
2013-04-18 09:28:02 PM  
1 vote:
i.imgur.com

So ... can we all agree the only GOOD thing to come out of this will be impunity to beat hipsters to death as a matter of "National Security"?
2013-04-18 09:27:35 PM  
1 vote:
Also I can't wait to go back to London this summer, but that's a different thing. Can't drink in the Underground anymore :(
2013-04-18 09:26:12 PM  
1 vote:

2wolves: Does anyone here have the faintest glimmer of how.long it takes to.be an "adequate" photo interpretator?


You're in as soon as you know how to spell it.
2013-04-18 09:25:46 PM  
1 vote:

2wolves: Does anyone here have the faintest glimmer of how.long it takes to.be an "adequate" photo interpretator?

Speak up.


Somewhere between 12 seconds and 49 years.
2013-04-18 09:25:18 PM  
1 vote:

thismomentinblackhistory: There is some speculation on the Interwebs that the guy in the white hat might be this young man who disappeared without his wallet or cell phone a month ago.


That is probably BS, and I won't repeat his PI in this thread, but I will note that his name is Hindu.
If the rumor is actually verified, that could could open an incredibly large can of worms.

If one of the more hardcore factions in the Sangh Parivar has decided to step up from domestic (Indian) terrorism to international terrorism.... then this will get very ugly very quick...
2013-04-18 09:25:06 PM  
1 vote:
Amazing..
i.imgur.com
2013-04-18 09:25:02 PM  
1 vote:
That Sunil fellow looks nothing like the suspect in the white hat.
2013-04-18 09:23:45 PM  
1 vote:

Purdue_Pete: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 540x960]

I say "no". but people are blowing up about it on twitter. What do you guys think?


I'm voting no. The jaw shape looks different to me.
2013-04-18 09:22:24 PM  
1 vote:
Man, I hope they catch these guys. If they don't, we'll have to listen to this crap for the next year.
Of course, if they are Iranian or Saudi intel, or Mossad, we'll never see them again - they're already home safe. If they are home-grown, we'll probably catch them.
2013-04-18 09:22:00 PM  
1 vote:

Purdue_Pete: [sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net image 540x960]

I say "no". but people are blowing up about it on twitter. What do you guys think?


Considering the fact that social media has been striking out constantly in this investigation. I'm taking it with a grain of salt until I hear something from the FBI or Boston Police.
2013-04-18 09:07:03 PM  
1 vote:

somedude210: I don't doubt it was a couple of anarchist/aurora/columbine type people though. I don't believe there's an ideology behind this.


This. I don't think white dude or darker dude is Sunil, white dude has a very prominent chin and Sunil has a rounder chin.

I think this was someone else.

I also think it was a Columbine type. Sounds like a cell phone bomb, so someone who was intelligent enough to build one in the first place, probably a college student, perhaps someone with an engineering degree. Total amateur hour though if they were thinking they wouldn't get caught, given the orgy of information at the time.
2013-04-18 09:04:32 PM  
1 vote:

mrshowrules: I wear a hand knitted pastel beret.


the kind you find in a second hand store?
2013-04-18 09:03:19 PM  
1 vote:
farkplug: Fark all of you who are suggesting I would lie about guessing the profiles of the DC snipers in a farking fark thread. Why would I falsely make that claim? Why now? And I'm not sure if it was luck, semi-civilized person who maybe should not be included in the "fark you" group--I sort of think it was a combo of luck and smarts. I will just say one thing about it: everything I was able to correctly surmise about the perps was based on what I heard on the news about the victims. And that's all you're going to get.

I mean if you'd asked nicely or in a civil way, that's one thing, but you're basically calling me something between a liar (26 minutes to the gym, CSB, put up or shut up) and an idiot, then fark you. Solve your own Boston Marathon bombing case. Really, why should I care. Have fun!


booo hooo!

"i got busted being an AW. booo hoooo"


go watch some more tee vee with your friends from the special snowflake place.


no one is "basically" calling you a liar....
2013-04-18 09:03:10 PM  
1 vote:
One thing that's very good: somewhere, someone is saying "holy shiat, that looks just like X," and is right.
2013-04-18 09:01:58 PM  
1 vote:
* I will predict the upcoming Mass Media narrative in the news soon..

News - "Two goofy scruffy looking drugged out 'whitish' looking men have been identified as the bombers. They attacked the Boston Marathon runners and families and children because they really hate our bloated corrupt government and our American way of life! Not that that makes any sense whatsoever, but just take our word for it! They are known to belong to a 'whitish' supremacist, gun rights, militia, patriot, veteran, ultra-conservative, Reagan Republican book club group who are addicted to freedom, gardening, hiking, naps and enjoy living in the country. Just sickening! These are the new terrorists! Disgusting! We must act now and pass more useless, intrusive and fascist legislation against these evil people!"

"Oh, and never mind those Navy Seals looking guys all over the place with huge backpacks or those silly bomb drills or spotters on the roofs of buildings.. They were just there for the over time pay.. Of course they didn't react to the bombing like everyone else! They are highly trained security military guys and have developed reflexes to mute natural reflexes to explosions."

It will go something like that.. maybe not quite as 'honest'.. They probably will never get to the second paragraph though..

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim/2013/04/18/boston_marathon_bomb_sus pe cts_video_620x465.jpg

http://www.naturalnews.com/gallery/articles/The_Craft_Two_Guys_Bosto n_ Marathon.jpg
2013-04-18 08:59:51 PM  
1 vote:

Olfin Bedwere: [i152.photobucket.com image 313x322]
[i152.photobucket.com image 399x428]


And he's not too far behind white hat
2013-04-18 08:57:32 PM  
1 vote:

luxup: I would like to lighten the mood for a bit and change the subject to a topic we can all enjoy...

Does anyone else think there is too much spitting in porn these days?


tell me about it!!  when they start spitting, I click off the video.. whats up with that?
2013-04-18 08:55:57 PM  
1 vote:
I would like to lighten the mood for a bit and change the subject to a topic we can all enjoy...

Does anyone else think there is too much spitting in porn these days?
2013-04-18 08:53:19 PM  
1 vote:

somedude210: Tony_Pepperoni: [i.imgur.com image 464x752]

Seriously, the dude is farking white. Why are we having such a problem with deciding that? He's not tan, not mediterranean, he's a farking pasty white guy.


Just like this guy is white:

cdn.abclocal.go.com

Seriously, people need to stop "deciding" that the guys in the pictures are middle eastern, white, or whatever...

Another white guy:

i219.photobucket.com

I think everybody who makes a judgment based on these blurry photos is simply applying their own biases.

I don't know what is worse... people who have already decided this is islamist terrorism, and think these guys look Arabic, or those who insist they are white guys, so there is no way they could be islamist terrorists.

What if it turns out to be Wilbur Smith of Jacksonville, NC, converted to Islam? Zealots tend to be more fanatical than those born into a religion, and usually used as fodder in risky operations.

What if it turns out to be Abdullah Al Amin, an immigrant business owner, converted to Lutheranism, pissed off because Obamacare is forcing him into bankruptcy?

What if it turns out to be a couple of college students who were off their meds and just wanted to build a bomb and set it off because they are sociopathic douchebags?

We don't know.
2013-04-18 08:49:50 PM  
1 vote:

farkplug: fritton: farkplug: Egalitarian: No white guy ever had hair like that? You've obviously never been around a college campus circa now. A good proportion of the dudes have big curly hair.

Also see Andy Samberg.

I'm on a college campus almost daily. The guys with the long curly hair, including Andy, have long hair, but it's cut differently. The hair is layered but it doesn't look like 3 steps in a set of stairs in profile, like "whitey's" does. I doubt very much that his hair was cut locally.

Wow the speculation is absolutely moving into genius territory here now....

What's wrong with it? I meet and know a lot of international young people, and they all have slightly distinctive haircuts. Excuse me for being astute enough to notice such things. Carry on with your "Er, all we can say for sure is that he has a nose, so he must be human!" useless thread then. Very few in here are up to the challenge of noticing details, it would seem. WAT HE BOUGHT A GOLF HAT IT CANNOT BE, HE MUST BE MERIKUN


Jesus... just when you think you've seen every complete moron on Fark.  I've got to start cataloging these blithering idiots better.
2013-04-18 08:49:27 PM  
1 vote:

somedude210: Shrugging Atlas: It's probably real, but damn, they sure cut it close with the timing assuming the detonation time was preset before they dropped the bags.  They're only what, two blocks from the site of the explosions?

Probably to make it less plausible that they were the culprits if it looked like they almost got killed themselves?


Personally I think they aren't the least bit concerned with being ID'd or considered as suspects or else they wouldn't have bombed what was probably one of the most actively photographed and video taped locations in the United States at that point in time.  Heck, pretty much anyone embarking on this type of thing has to be expecting they're rapidly approaching their expiration date the second that bomb goes off.

What I also find interesting is black hat guy appears to be just behind white hat in that photo...but the bombs were placed several blocks apart.  Why bother meeting back up at the location before the bombs went off?  Has the FBI said for certain these were on timers and not remote detonated?
2013-04-18 08:47:25 PM  
1 vote:

Tatsuma: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Am I too late? Has someone already said this?

"Please please please let them be two right wing Republican nut white guys!"

No a shiatload of idiots posted that before you, thanks for adding to the pile


Besides, they look like typical Israeli kids.
2013-04-18 08:46:56 PM  
1 vote:

What_Would_Jimi_Do: okay, so the fbi has released the pics and videos of these 2 guys walking down the sidewalk. have they released video or pictures of them dropping the backpacks at the spot? does such pics or video exist?

that is the speculation.


Yes for White Hat. Bomb #2. No for BH, bomb #1, at least so far.
2013-04-18 08:42:05 PM  
1 vote:

No Soap Radio: somedude210: No Soap Radio: I really think white hat is the Tripathi missing Brown kid. Can't mistake that nose.

Nah, doesn't have the hair for White hat. He looks to be matching Black hat

Missing for a month -- meaning the photos of him are at least a month old but probably longer. Enough time for hair growth, certainly. In fact, if you're busy devising terror plots and recently abandoned your family and life, you're probably skipping that hair appointment too.


Can someone do a side by side plz?
2013-04-18 08:41:27 PM  
1 vote:
Re: "missing brown kid":

"Sunil Tripathi was last seen wearing a pair of blue jeans, a black Eastern Mountain Sports ski jacket..."

i735.photobucket.com
2013-04-18 08:41:17 PM  
1 vote:

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: Am I too late? Has someone already said this?

"Please please please let them be two right wing Republican nut white guys!"


No, but your butthurt is noted.
2013-04-18 08:40:01 PM